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" And again, Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but Poor Dick says, 'Tis easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy... "
Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ... - Page 350
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Business Wit & Wisdom

Richard Zera - Humor - 2005 - 316 pages
...generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. —Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it. — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Form good habits. They're as hard to break as bad ones. Excellence...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Including Poor Richard's Almanac ...

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 320 pages
...thing you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but Poor Dick says, " 'tis easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it." And 'tis as truly folly for the poor to ape the rich as for the frog to swell in order to equal the ox....
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The Way to Wealth and Other Writings on Finance

Benjamin Franklin - Business & Economics - 2006 - 141 pages
...consult your Purse. And again, Pride is as loud a Beggar as Want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine Thing you must buy ten more, that your Appearance maybe all of a Piece; but Poor Dick says, Tis easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy...
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J'ANecdotes:Real Stories of and by Real Folk

Janice R. Cramer - Humor - 2007 - 76 pages
...Franklin wrote it in his "Poor Richard's Almanac" — "No gains without pains." He also said, "Tis easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it." Wonder where we can apply THAT morsel. Who said, "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice...
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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - History - 2007 - 277 pages
...House well fill'd, a little Field well till'd, and a little Wife well will'd, are great Riches. 'Tis easier to suppress the first Desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.29 These comments recall the oft-repeated advice of both Epicureans and Stoics in the ancient world:...
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